Archive for March, 2012

Lewis Hamilton finishes 3rd in Malaysia

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Lewis Hamilton after the race:

This was a tough but fascinating race – firstly, I want to offer my congratulations to Fernando [Alonso] and Sergio [Perez] – they both drove great races and did a fantastic job.

It was pretty eventful race: it was difficult trying to judge the best time to change from Extreme Wets to Intermediates, and we were probably a little late on that – but that’s how it goes sometimes.

Today wasn’t perfect – making the call for slicks is always a risk, and the others went a bit earlier than us. In general, we lost some time in the pitstops and I was pushed out of the fight somewhat. But, all in all, it’s been a positive weekend and I’m not too frustrated. My aim for this season was always to be consistent – I did it in 2007 so I’m trying to repeat that!

Lewis Hamilton finishes 3rd in Melbourne

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Lewis Hamilton did very well by qualifying on pole position for the F1 season opener in Melbourne, Australia. The McLaren car looks to be in a much better shape now than it did at the beginning of the last two seasons.

However, the race did not go as well as Hamilton had hoped for. Jenson Button managed to overtake Lewis into the first corner as Hamilton was struggling with wheel-spin off the line. Then later Vettel managed to get into 2nd position during the safety car which was very unfortunate.

Lewis Hamilton’s comments after the Australian grand prix:

Congratulations to Jenson and the whole team for such a great result today.

While it’s a bit disappointing not to have been able to convert pole position into victory, I’m not downhearted – there are still plenty of races ahead and lots more opportunities to score points.

I struggled out there a little – it wasn’t my day. But what’s most important is that we showed today that we have a very quick racing car – that’s a massive positive for the team.